Wednesday, August 21, 2013

33 and 34 weeks

Here are my pictures at 33 weeks and 1 day and 34 weeks and 3 days.

Our 34 week appointment is tomorrow but at the 32 week appointment everything was just fine and the doctor confirmed that baby boy is in the right position (head down and facing toward my back) and apparently I am doing great and have a good pelvis (the things I find a compliment these days...) for birth, which is a really good thing because baby boy is still measuring in 2 weeks bigger than they think he should be at this point.  Other than that I have finally reached the point where I am feeling uncomfortably large.  It's the little things I notice - like how I can't push my chairs in close to tables/desks so at work I feel like I'm typing from 5 feet away and when I eat I feel like I have to try to lean way in to get my food in my mouth because I'm sitting so far away. It's really strange and I often forget how big I am and try to act like I'm still pre-pregnancy me!

Baby boy is still SO active.  I've read that once babies start getting so large inside your belly they aren't quite as active because there isn't enough room but I have not experienced that.  I still have a wild baby.  I feel (and see) him ALL the time even though 2 weeks ago the doctor estimated he was already 5 lbs 6 oz.  If he's growing like all the books say he is that means he is likely over 6 lbs right now.

We've taken one more baby class since I last wrote - Breastfeeding.  There were some very helpful tidbits but the best thing was that the instructor said most insurance companies provide breast pumps.  I didn't realize that and I was so excited that I immediately called my insurance company and found out they reimburse 100% of the cost!  What a great benefit!  I ordered mine today.  :) Electric double pump baby.  I'm going to look like a Holstein at a dairy farm.  I don't think Ryan got as much out of the class as I did but apparently it provided for some lively discussion for him with his coworkers.

If you noticed anything besides my belly in the pictures above it might be that my hair is now short. I chopped it all off (9 inches) and donated it to Pantene to make wigs for cancer patients.  It is my second donation in four years.  I figured they would appreciate my thick and healthy pregnant hair.



  1. Awwww....I love your new haircut and what a great cause!!! You may feel ginormous, but you are really looking great! Can't believe you only have a little over a month to exciting!